Florida 884 & Lee County 884


Map Updated May 8, 2013.

A major east-west thoroughfare and commuter corridor through central Lee County, Florida 884 and Lee County 884 make up a 37.6-mile arc connecting Cape Coral, Fort Myers, and Lehigh Acres. State Road 884 follows only 5.3 miles of Colonial Boulevard between U.S. 41 (Cleveland Avenue) and Interstate 75 in Fort Myers while CR 884 extends west via the Midpoint Memorial bridge into Cape Coral along Veterans Memorial Parkway and east into Lehigh Acres along Lee and Joel Boulevards.

Lee County 884 begins its trek across the county at SR 78 (Pine Island Road) and CR 765 (Burnt Store Road) in west Cape Coral. Following Veterans Memorial Parkway south and east through the city, CR 884 intersects several north-south arterials before meeting CR 867A (Del Prado Boulevard) at a single point urban interchange (SPUI). Spanning the Caloosahatchee River via the Veterans Midpoint Memorial Bridge into Fort Myers, CR 884 travels Colonial Boulevard along an urban corridor through to its first end at a SPUI with U.S. 41 (Cleveland Avenue).

Florida 884 continues along Colonial Boulevard from Cleveland Avenue along a busy four to six lane highway toward the southeastern end of Fort Myers and Interstate 75. From a point just east of the exchange with I-75, CR 884 resumes course to SR 82 and Lee Boulevard. The county road enters Lehigh Acres from the west via Lee Boulevard, traveling two-thirds across the unincorporated area before an end at Joel Boulevard. Joel Boulevard continues CR 884 east and north through to its ultimate end at State Road 80 to the southeast of Alva.

Florida 884 & Lee County 884 Highway Guides

Florida 884 & Lee County 884 Scenes
Views of the Midpoint Memorial Bridge as seen from Horton Park and boat ramp area in Cape Coral. The span was formally opened October 19, 1997 providing an essential connection between central Cape Coral and Fort Myers. With a vertical clearance of 55 feet, the mid rise span funnels an average of 7.4 million vehicles annually between the two cities.1 Photos taken 12/23/11.
Standing at 20 feet from base to flag pole tip, this statue is a replica of the actual flag raising that took place on the isle of Iwo Jima, February 19, 1945. Created in 1964, the Iwo Jima replica was originally part of The Rose Garden attraction in south Cape Coral2. It was moved by 1980 to near the corner of Del Prado Boulevard and Viscaya Parkway, and finally moved to its current location by 1998. Its current placement allows daily commuters along CR 884 the opportunity to view this amazing memorial to those who have served. Photos taken 11/22/12.
Looking northeast up the Caloosahatchee River toward Fort Myers (right) and North Fort Myers (left) from the westbound lanes of the Midpoint Memorial Bridge. Several condo towers dominate the Fort Myers skyline while smaller towers can be seen extending upward in the North Fort Myers area. The Caloosahatchee River Bridge is also seen upriver, carrying U.S. 41 (Cleveland Avenue) between the two. Photo taken 11/24/12.

Sources:

  1. Midpoint Memorial Bridge fact sheet, Lee County Government official website.
  2. "Iwo Jima Memorial" blog post, ArtSWFL.com website


Photo Credits:

2011-12-23, 2012-11-22, 2012-11-24 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 75
U.S. Highway 41
Florida 739
Florida 865 & Lee County 865

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